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Release No: 206-06
March 10, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Pfc. Ricky Salas, Jr. 22, of Roswell, N.M., died in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while conducting mounted operations.  Salas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, Friedberg, Germany.


            For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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